Monday, September 22, 2014

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst (Season Finale)

You’re the Worst: Season 1, Episodes 9 and 10 “Constant Horror and Bone-Deep Dissatisfaction” and “Fists and Feet and Stuff” (B-/B)

This show didn’t exactly go out on the best note, since its last three episodes couldn’t live up to the quality of its first seven. I don’t think that’s damning, and I would still welcome the news that it was returning for a second season. Having an entire episode focused on everything that happened before this show’s universe began, with Jimmy proposing to Becca and Gretchen being unwittingly promoted while doing drugs, doesn’t offer much in the way of enlightenment or satisfaction since what’s made this show endearing has been watching its characters grow. The finale was a bit more on point since it quickly got back to the way things should be, with a few bumps along the road as Jimmy for once wasn’t being the worst but still got cast in that light when Lindsay tried to make out with him and Becca’s failed booty call was revealed. Gretchen thinking that Jimmy was trying to propose didn’t turn out too poorly, and I think Jimmy asking her to move in with him was sweet and sufficiently awkward. Becca having a baby makes her relationship permanent and irreversible, while Paul’s confession of an emotional affair and his desire for a divorce should appropriately liberate Lindsay. I’m not sure what to do with Edgar, but it was fun to see him pretend to have a new British roommate who turned out just to be an actor from “NCIS: L.A.” Here’s to more of this singularly offensive show, a fine addition to FX’s comedy slate.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Aya Cash as Gretchen

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